Place:Pauntley, Gloucestershire, England

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NamePauntley
TypeParish
Coordinates51.6419°N 2.7372°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBotloe (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Newent Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Forest of Dean (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Pauntley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"PAUNTLEY, a parish in Newent district, Gloucester; on the river Leadon at the boundary with Worcester, 3 miles N E by N of Newent, and 7 S S E of Ledbury [railway] station. Post-town, Newent, under Gloucester. Acres: 1,967. Real property: £3,343. Population: 233. Houses: 50. The property is divided among a few. Whitehouse is the seat of L. Stokes, Esq. Pauntley-Court is a farm-house. There are saline springs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £80. Patron: the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is Norman; and consists of nave and chancelwith tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel."

There is no article for Pauntley in Wikipedia, but a search for Pauntley brings up many references to people who lived there in earlier centuries.

Pauntley was in Newent Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and in the Forest of Dean District from 1974 until the present.

Registration Districts

Newent (1837 - 1937)
Gloucester Rural (1937 - 1974)
Gloucester (post-1974) (1974 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
  • Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of the county